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Fert question

i cant afford to buy ferts online and the ONLY ferts my LFS carries are Jungle root tabs, are their ANY ferts that Wal Mart sells that are Safe for Planted tank use IE safe for fish?
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really, what firtz where you looking at online, dry or liquid? i feel any thing you would find locally would be more expensive or more hassle then it's worth.

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really, what firtz where you looking at online, dry or liquid? i feel any thing you would find locally would be more expensive or more hassle then it's worth.

Just Ferts in general, its not the item cost that bothers me ordering online its the fact that MOST site i have found require LARGE orders for free shipping and if you don't order enough for free shipping The shipping is half the time More expensive than what im ordering. Im sorry call it a personal guide line i refuse to pay 4.99 for an item and then 9.99 to Ship the item to me, kinda defeats the whole point of a good deal!
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well if you really want good prices with shipping check out Rex Griggs site. he has a combo back on dry firtz that included shipping i believe. eather way his shipping isn't that bad

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here is the page

http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/ferts.html

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thanks ill check it out
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be warned his pricing and shipping can be weird (you have to figure out a bit of it your self some times) but thay will last you a long time

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be warned his pricing and shipping can be weird (you have to figure out a bit of it your self some times) but thay will last you a long time
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www.GreenLeafAquariums.com also has a cheap dry ferts package. You may be able to combine with some other items you need to defray shipping, too.





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www.GreenLeafAquariums.com also has a cheap dry ferts package. You may be able to combine with some other items you need to defray shipping, too.
thanks i was just hoping that one i could buy at walmart would work!
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well the problem there is many firtz arent made for aquatic use and have difrent percentages of nutrients in them

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or, more importantly, are manufactured from substances that will be toxic to other aquatic life.
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Hydroponic stores carry ferts and they're usually quite cheap. All of my ferts came from a local Hydro store.

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You need to look out for urea content in ferts- and most ferts do contain it. I suspect hydroponic ferts would as well, since you typcially aren't worried about vertebrate and invertebrate livestock in hydroponic setups? IDK that for sure, though. Dry ferts would likely be much cheaper than hydroponic, also.





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